Navi Mumbai

Navi Mumbai, the future MUMBAI

Navi Mumbai is envisaged as a metro sized counter magnet to reduce the pressure on the Mumbai metropolis. It is planned as a polycentric new town with a series of nodal concentrations along mass-transport corridors. When fully built, it is expected to have 14 such townships (nodes) with a combined population holding capacity of 4 millions and one million jobs.

Kharghar :

It is a node of Navi Mumbai, conceived and constructed by CIDCO. It lies in the Raigad district and is developed and maintained by CIDCO. Kharghar is located on the Mumbai-Pune highway (NH 4) at a less-than-one hour drive from the heart of Mumbai city. The Area started developing in 1995 and now it boasts of number of ready and under-construction projects both in the commercial and residential segments. With so many new projects coming up these days Kharghar too claims to be the third most developed node of Navi Mumbai after Vashi and Nerul.

Kamothe :

It is one of these 14 nodes and is being developed by CIDCO. It lies at the center of Navi Mumbai Project Area which stretches from Airoli in the north to Uran in the south. It is connected by rail & road and now Navi mumbai's airport too.

Navi Mumbai International Airport

The proposed new international airport is expected to be functional by 2014 in the Kopra area of Panvel, adjoining Kamothe. This project was sanctioned by CIDCO on August 1, 2009. The site is approximately at a distance of 2 miles from Kamothe, close to Mansarovar, Khandeshwar & Kharghar railway statations.

There is a plan to build a sea link (Mumbai Trans-Harbour Link) between Nhava Sheva and Sewri in Mumbai thus making the new airport accessible to not only Navi Mumbai residents but also the residents of South Mumbai and Pune.

The construction of Navi Mumbai airport's runway has been finally cleared. The decision on the controversial international airport in Navi Mumbai was taken at the meeting of an expert group on Wednesday, Nov.10th 2010.

Planned as a public-private partnership, the project is proposed with 74 per cent equity with the private players and the remaining 26 per cent divided equally between the state run Airports Authority of India and the City and Industrial Development Corp of Maharashtra.

The project, proposed at a distance of some 35 km from the existing Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, was chosen as the area is expected to absorb the future growth in population, business and commercial activity of the region.

Around 1,140 hectares of land has already been earmarked for it, officials said. It is expected to handle 10 million passengers in its first operational year, doubling to 20 million in eight years. The ultimate aim is the airport's handling capacity of 40 million. (with inputs from IANS)

Educational institutes :

Kamothe / Kharghar is also home to a number of educational institutions:

  • M.G.M's College Of Engineering And Technology
  • M.G.M's Institute of Health Sciences
  • M.G.M's College of Nursing
  • M.G.M's Institute of Management Studies & Research
  • Indian Institute of Aerospace and Engineering
  • Yashwantrao Chavan Engineering College
  • AC Patil College of Engineering
  • AC Patil C.E.Management Studies & Researc
  • Ryan International School (ICSE BOARD & IGCSE BOARD)
  • (CBSE Board)
  • Sector-4.(CBSE Board)
  • Bharati Vidyapeeth College of Architecture / Engineering
  • Bharati Vidyapeeth Institute of Technology
  • Centre for Development of Advanced Computing
  • Convent of Jesus & Mary High School (State Board)
  • GreenFingers Global School (CBSC Board)

  • Harmony International School (CBSE & State Board)
  • ITM Business school
  • NIFT (National Institute of Fashion Technology)
  • NIIT Kharghar
  • Priyadarshini International School
  • Ram seth Thakur Public School
  • Sanjeevani International School
  • Sathyagraha College
  • Saraswati College of Engineering
  • Saraswati Institute of Technology
  • Saraswati C.E. Management Studies
  • Vishwajyot High School ICSE-
  • Y.M.T. Medical College of Dentistry, Ayurvedic and Homoeopathy
  • Y.M.T. College of Management & Technology
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